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Opium Poppy

(Papaver somniferum)

Photo credit: RHS


Plant information and growing conditions

  • Plant Type
    Annual
  • Sun/Shade
    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Months of Flowering
    June, July, August
  • Flower Colours
    Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Petals
    4
  • Arrangement
    Single
  • Exposure
    Exposed, Sheltered
  • Aspect
    South, West, East
  • Soil Type
    Chalk, Sand, Loam
  • Soil Moisture
    Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained
  • Soil pH
    Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

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